Ducati Desmosedici RR

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Ducati Desmosedici RR
2008 Desmosedici RR
Manufacturer Ducati Motor Holding S.p.A
Production 2007–2008
Engine 989 cc desmodromic V4
Power 147.1 kW (197.3 hp) @ 13,800rpm (claimed)[1]
Torque 11.8 kg·m (116 N·m; 85 lbf·ft) @ 10,500rpm (claimed)[1]
Wheelbase 1,430 mm (56 in)
Seat height 830 mm (33 in)
Weight 171 kg (377.0 lb) (dry)
Fuel capacity 15 l (4.0 US gal)
2008 Desmosedici RR
2008 Desmosedici RR

The Ducati Desmosedici RR is a limited production road-legal version of the Desmosedici MotoGP racebike.

Ducati made 1,500 Desmosedici models for public purchase. The bike was launched at the 2006 Italian MotoGP event.

In 2004, Ducati announced that a low volume bespoke replica of the Desmosedici would be available beginning in 2006. Termed the Desmosedici RR (Racing Replica), it was claimed to be the first true road replica of a MotoGP racing bike. Priority for ordering was given to Ducati 999R owners, with production projected at one bike per day at a retail cost of US$72,500[2] and £40,000.[3] The price included a three year warranty and servicing, cover, and a racing kit including a race-only exhaust system, a slip-on muffler, and complementary fuel and ignition mapping in a "race ECU". It also included enough sponsor stickers to fill both sides of the bike.

The bike was eventually launched at the 2006 Italian MotoGP event at Mugello, with production beginning in December 2007 and the first customer orders delivered from January 2008.


  • Type: 90° V4 cylinder "Double-L-Twin", Twin Pulse firing order, liquid-cooled, DOHC, Desmodromic, four titanium valves per cylinder, gear-driven camshafts
  • Bore x stroke: 86 mm × 42.56 mm (3.386 in × 1.676 in)
  • Displacement: 989 cc (60.4 cu in)
  • Compression ratio: 13.5:1
  • Power: 200 CV (147 kW; 197 hp) @ 13,800 rpm (claimed)[1]
  • Torque: 11.8 kg·m (116 N·m; 85 lbf·ft) @ 10,500 rpm (claimed)[1]
  • Fuel injection: Four 50 mm (2.0 in) Magneti Marelli throttle bodies, 12-hole "microjet" with injectors over throttle, manual idle control
  • Exhaust: '4-into-2-into-1' vertical exit exhaust/silencer
  • Emissions: Euro 3
  • Gearbox: six-speed; cassette type
  • Clutch: Dry multi-plate slipper clutch, hydraulically actuated
  • Body: Full carbon fiber bodywork
  • Frame: Tubular CrMo steel trellis hybrid, carbon fiber seat support, aluminum swingarm
  • Front suspension: Öhlins 'FG353' PFF inverted forks ("USD forks") 43 mm (1.7 in) pressurized, with preload, rebound and compression adjustment, TiN-coated sliders
  • Front wheel: Marchesini forged and machined magnesium alloy wheels, with seven-spoke design as GP6
  • Rear suspension: Öhlins rear shock, with rebound, low/high speed compression adjustment, and hydraulic preload adjustment
  • Rear wheel: Marchesini forged and machined magnesium alloy wheels, with seven-spoke design as GP6
  • Tires: Bridgestone Battlax BT-01, front 120/70 ZR17- rear 200/55 ZR16
  • Front brake: Two Brembo radial "monoblock" calipers with four 34 mm (1.3 in) pistons; two semi-floating 320 mm (13 in) x 6 mm (0.24 in) discs, with machined flange: the same as GP6 wet race set-up
  • Rear brake: 240 mm (9.4 in) fixed disc, fixed caliper with two 34 mm (1.3 in) pistons
  • Fuel tank: aluminum alloy
  • Dry weight: 171 kg (377.0 lb)
  • Instruments: New lightweight Corse electronic multifunction dashboard with LCD 'bar' graph tachometer, trip/odometer, anti-theft immobilizer, lap time measurement, oil pressure, fuel reserve, EOBD, clock, air temperature, rev counter
  • Versions: Single-seat with racing exhaust (102 dB) - without catalytic converter. A team sponsor decal kit was provided with each bike.
  • Power 177 hp (132 kW) @ 13,250 rpm at the rear wheel[4]
  • Quarter mile 9.49 seconds @ 152.80 mph (245.91 km/h)[5]
  • Acceleration[4]
    • 0-100 mph 5.53 seconds
    • 0-140 mph 8.99 seconds
    • 0-180 mph 16.59 seconds
  • Top speed 190.78 mph (307.03 km/h)


  1. ^ a b c d Desmosedici RR - Technical specification, Ducati Motor Holding S.p.A., 2008, retrieved 2010-03-06 
  2. ^ "Desmosedici RR model information". Ducati North America. Retrieved 2009-01-04. 
  3. ^ "Desmosedici RR model information". Ducati UK. Retrieved 2009-01-04. 
  4. ^ a b 2008 Ducati Desmosedici First Ride, MotorcycleUSA 
  5. ^ Sport Rider Magazine performance numbers

External links[edit]

  • Ducati.com - The official manufacturer's website. Current model info, including online information, history, manuals and race team info (Italian/English)
  • Pierre Col's Desmosedici RR photos - 12000 km in a year on road and tracks in France